ERIC Number: ED471608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
From Idea to Impact: A Guide to the Research Process. Building Effective Research, 1. Research Report.
The purpose of this document is to encourage collaboration in research and development in postsecondary education through providing increased understanding of the diversity of contributions from professional educational researchers, teachers, librarians, and other school personnel. Emphasis is placed on the role of the educational practitioner, as compared to the professional researcher. Different traditions and practices are described, along with relevant information. Practitioners are presented with examples of various research processes in terms of their stages: planning, investigating, and influencing. Suggestions are made for cross-sector collaborative research, overcoming differing priorities, and bridging various sources of knowledge. (Ranges of skill and expertise enhance the research process and make necessary a type of hybrid or systems-oriented project manager. The result of research inclusiveness is practitioner capacity building and a richer pool of research that benefits education theory.) One figure and two case studies are included. Sidebars list samples of: research projects; needs analyses; specification issues; collaborative initiatives; capacity building programs; and combined resource projects. The bibliography lists 59 references. (AJ)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Cooperative Planning, Developed Nations, Divergent Thinking, Educational Background, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Employee Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Influences, Investigations, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Librarians, Management Systems, Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Proposals, Research Utilization, School Counselors, Skill Development, Statistical Data, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Teacher Researchers, Theory Practice Relationship, Trainers
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1378, free). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/PDF/1378.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).; Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England). Learning and Skills Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)